Well, glad to be back. There was a domain registration snafu over the weekend. Of course it would be over the weekend and tech support was nonexistent. So, my apologies for anyone thinking I just disappeared – and thanks for people emailing and on FB checking in to let me know. Nice to know people care 😛 Community hugs all around!
Anyhoo – we had the most fantastic weather weekend around here. Just fabulous! So, that meant some good riding happened.
Me and new helmet ready to ride! I finally got my straps adjusted right after the first part of the ride – you can see them sticking out funny in this picture.
We headed down to Schuylerville as I wanted to take John to the place I took my sister a few weeks ago.
It was in the low 60s, so I had on a couple layers, but the sun was shining and it was so nice to be out! We stopped at 8 miles in on route 4 at our usual rest stop along the canal.
I told John to wave hi to the nice people!
I just loved the sky. Spring is finally here!
Now it just needs to get a little greener.
We zipped on down to Schuylerville. We were averaging 14 miles an hour, which is good for our hybrids! We arrived at EspressoHuis at around mile 13.
I love that they showcase local artists and have a local baker do their baked goods. This horse is pretty cool.
I had a raspberry almond cupcake and a latte:
We sat out on the huge deck out back and enjoyed the weather.
Isn’t this a cool place to have a cuppa?
We had a fairly uneventful ride home, but did stop to take some pictures of burros! One of the local farms now has them.
They are for sale, too. Maybe I will ask for one for my birthday
We decided to give one of our tough hills a try to see how the early season legs are. The McIntyre Hill. It’s at the very end of the ride when we go this way. When I first started climbing, I did not think I was going to make it. I was in almost the lowest possible gear and I was talking to myself pretty hard to get to the top (expletives included). We both made it, barely! But yay!!! One of those times when I wish I had a heart rate monitor, although it probably would have exploded.
Total miles: 27.25
Average speed: 13.5 mph
Top speed: 24.4 mph
Calories burned: 840
Quite pleased with the ride overall. In fact, we got in over 50 miles of riding this weekend. Woot! Next week will be Lake George and those hills.
And to end, as promised, here is one of my guitar videos I made this month. You can watch it on youtube here or below. It’s about 3 minutes.
It took a lot of takes to get one I was fairly happy with LOL!